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Farmers’ Victory Marches Today As They Return Home After A Year Of Protests Over Farm Laws

Farmers’ unions also decided to honor locals who helped farmers at the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders in Delhi.

New Delhi: According to Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) announcement, protesting peasants will return home on Saturday in a victory march. Protesters dismantle tents on the Delhi border as they prepare to return home following news that their one-year protest has been suspended. Farmers’ unions also agreed to honor locals who helped farmers at the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders in Delhi as they braved the extreme climate and the COVID19 pandemic by living in tents on the highways during the year-long protest, PTI news agency reported.

Farmers’ leaders said residents had offered “immense help” to protesters in several ways, including providing electricity and water connections from their homes. Now is the time for them to show their gratitude to these people and honor them, they said.

The SKM, spearheading the farmers’ protest, decided Thursday to end the long-standing agitation after the Union government agreed to consider all of its other demands, days after the three controversial repeals of the laws agricultural. SKM leaders had announced that the unrest would be suspended and farmers would return to their homes in a victory march on December 11.

Farmer leader and authorized SKM committee member Shiv Kumar Kakka revealed that SKM will honor locals who selflessly helped farmers through the unrest and strengthened the movement. “We have formed a committee to draw up a list of these inhabitants so that we can honor them.

Tomorrow a ceremony will be held at the border of Singhu to honor them.We are going to garnish them and present them with shawls and candies, ”Shiv Kakka told PTI. He added that some local residents and traders have become good friends with the farmers and their bond will remain intact. Locals have helped the restless farmers in several ways, such as providing water, electricity, shelter, meeting places, tents and food etc., he revealed. “So we decided to thank them and honor them.

A similar ceremony is also expected to take place at other border points in Delhi, ”he said. SKM member Sudesh Goyat also said a ceremony was planned near the KMP (KundaliManesarPalwal) suburban highway at the Tikri border. honor locals who helped “We will apply ’tilak’ to their foreheads and give them sweets and shawls on Saturday,” he said. He pointed out that locals help farmers when the government is determined to break them down.

The supply was cut by the government, the inhabitants gave us electricity and water for their houses. They helped us in every way and that’s how we won the battle.Now is the time to show our gratitude to these people. We will honor the inhabitants of the villages and towns near the Tikri border before returning home, ”he added.

The protest site at the Tikri border to thank those who supported the unrest. “We cannot forget the contribution of the inhabitants of the villages and towns located around the protest sites. agitation, ”said the leader of BKU Ekta (Ougrahan). Since November 26 last year, thousands of farmers in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have been demonstrating at the borders of the national capital to demand the repeal of the three controversial agricultural laws.

On November 29, a bill was approved in Parliament to repeal the laws, one of the main demands of farmers. However, the farmers refused to end their protest, demanding that the Center respond to all their other demands, including a legal guarantee of the minimum support price (MSP) and the withdrawal of the lawsuits against the farmers. The SKM decided on Thursday to suspend the movement for a year and announced that farmers would return home from protest sites at Delhi’s borders on Saturday after the Union government formally agreed to consider their demands.

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